Quadriceps femori - Musculus quadriceps femoris

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General terms > Myology > Muscles of pelvic limb > Quadriceps femori



Origin: Iliopubic eminence of the ilium

Insertion: Tibial tuberosity.

Action: Extension of the stifle joint and tension of the fascia cruris.

Nerve: Femoralis.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS


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